Men’s golf scores second at Schenkel Invitational

Ryan Pye

After collectively shooting the lowest round in both the final days of the 39th annual Schenkel Invitational from Forest Heights Country Club over the weekend, the Georgia Southern men’s golf team finished runner-up to the Vanderbilt Commodores at the tournament’s end.

While the rest of the university was on spring break, the Eagles were busy setting a new school record at the tournament, shooting a 10- under par 278 on the final day of play, and finishing the weekend with an overall team score of 843, which equates to 21 shots under par.

Even with their valiant efforts over the course of the tournament, Georgia Southern just could not quite catch up to Vanderbilt, who came into Sunday boasting a 12-stroke lead over the Eagles, and ended the weekend up 8-shots.

Seniors Jake Storey and Archer Price each put on a show for the Eagles at the invitational, tying for second place and both posting a 3-round total of 205, the second lowest in Georgia Southern school history at the Schenkel, behind only that of Buddy Alexander in 1975 who posted an incredible 203 final score.

The team’s finish marks the second straight year the Eagles have placed runner-up at this event.

Even though they came up short of winning the tournament, the team’s strong efforts undeniably seemed like a great sign to head coach Carter Collins, who said that he thought the men fought hard to hang in there and compete and the final rounds at the Schenkel will really help the team gain momentum heading into their next events.

What’s Next?

Unlike the somewhat lengthier gap between their last two tournaments, the Eagles will have just 6 days of rest before heading out to their next tournament, The Hootie at Bulls Bay, that begins play on Sunday, March 25.

The tournament will be held at Bulls Bay Golf Club in Awendaw, South Carolina, where the action will wrap up on Tuesday, March 27.

Ryan Pye, The George-Anne Sports Candidate, [email protected]